In order to experience their culture in the rawest form, you can simply take a trip across a bridge from Lumbo in northern Mozambique; it leads you to the former capital when the island was under Portuguese occupation. A UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its many national monuments, Ilha de Moçambique is a must-see! Some of the more popular monuments include the Sao Sebastio Fortress, the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte, the Portuguese Stone Town and the African Macuti Town. There are 17th and 18th century buildings, mansions and mosques all across the tiny island from the colonial period. There is also the renowned Inhaca Island, in the south of Mozambique, with its historic lighthouse and museum of marine biology. A ferry form Maputo harbour will take you to this island, almost frozen in time, where hand crafted art and sculptures are everywhere. There is also an incredible amount of starfish to be found in every colour imaginable. The people of Mozambique are proud of their heritage and it can be seen wherever you go. Portuguese have very many signature dishes that will leave you wanting more, and their creative talents are freely shared with visitors.
There is no shortage of beaches in Mozambique, with an extensive coastline (one of the longest in Africa) producing some beautiful white sandy beaches. Popular beaches to visit include Ponta do Ouro, Ponta Malongane, Ponta Mamoli, Xai-Xai, Tofo & Inhambane, Vilanculos, & Pemba. The beaches are not just for relaxation, but guests can also organise a horse ride along some of the shorelines, among other activities.
There is no shortage of activities available in Mozambique. There is snorkelling and diving in the clear Indian Ocean, the reefs of Inhambane, or the Quirimbas and Bazaruto Archipelagos. For the fishing enthusiast, Mozambique has world-class sport fishing available (catch and release) – marlin, sailfish, dorado, barracuda and dogtooth tuna are all popular catches. If land-based activities appeal to you, safaris are offered in the various national parks, as well as hiking trails and elephant tracking for the more adventurous, as well as spectacular bird watching – Gorongosa attracts the serious twitchers from across the world.
Private Island Resorts
Mozambique’s shoreline is scattered with many popular private resorts – the ideal ambiance for honeymooners. If romance in paradise is what your guests are looking for, then Mozambique will most definitely deliver. From &Beyond, Azura and Anantara resorts on the Bazaruto Archipelago islands to all the resorts in the Quirimbas Archipelago, such as Azura Quilalea, &Beyond Vamizi and Anantara Medjumbe, it’s hard not to feel the romance at such exquisite destinations.